Pastor Search Update


The Search Team has narrowed the candidate pool to one finalist and the elders are now in negotiations with him. If he accepts the compensation package, a weekend will be scheduled for him & his family to come and meet the congregation, he’ll teach on a Sunday and then a vote will be held for whether to accept him as our new Lead Pastor.

Again, we ask you to continue praying… for the search & negotiation process, the elders & search team and the man God is preparing to bring to Lakeside as our new Lead Pastor.


Past Posts:

First, thank you all for your continued prayers & support! The process is rolling right along… References are being checked on final candidates &  in-person interviews with the search team, have also been scheduled.

Upon completion of the interviews, the final candidate will be selected & a weekend visit will be scheduled for the congregation to meet him & his Family. We’ll hear him teach on that Sunday as well.

We’re getting closer! Please keep praying!


First interviews of six candidates have been completed and the “pool” narrowed to three. Each of the three have completed a set of additional questions which have been returned to the Search Team for review.

Second interviews are expected to be completed by the end of the day Saturday, April 22nd.

Please keep praying!


The profiles of applicants who have made it through the Slingshot Group’s process are being sent to Lakeside’s Pastoral Search Team! The team will take some time to review the profiles and make themselves familiar with each of the applicants. We can expect the first interviews to begin soon!

Please continue to be in prayer over the selection process, the team here and for the person God is bringing to Lakeside. May He be glorified in it all!


Here’s the message from Todd Clark of the Slingshot Group regarding the Lead Pastor Search. It was posted in the beginning of February.


Slingshot Group is the company that has been selected to assist with our lead pastor search. Todd Clark from the company visited Lakeside and met with several groups of people on January 13 & 14. He is now working on Lakeside’s profile and the company will begin processing applications for the position and reaching out to people they know may be interested and and a good fit for Lakeside.

Lakeside’s search team is also in place and met with Todd. They will work with the Slingshot Group in the selection of our next lead pastor.

The key thing the congregation can do, is pray. Pray for the church. Pray for wisdom for the Elders and Pastoral Search Team. And pray for the person that God has planned to become our next Lead Pastor.

Click here to read the Search Plan originally presented after the service on Oct. 15th. If you have questions, please contact the office or an elder and we’ll do our best to find the answers you seek.